Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations to Thomas E. Porter, North Carolina, for receiving the 2011 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. He received the award along with his wife, Vicky, during the annual Willie B. Withers luncheon.

The Porters farm hay and are also involved in swine, poultry and beef cattle. Tommy says he always wanted to farm. He had the opportunity to say a few words during the luncheon and first of all thanked God for the opportunity to “tend just a small portion of His land.” You could tell how much this recognition meant to him from the emotion in his voice.

Listen to Tom’s award remarks here: Thomas Porter Award Remarks

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